Finals week is officially in full affect. For most of us, it is the week of running on coffee, being stressed beyond belief, and fighting the impulsive urge to drop out of college. I wanted to share with you guys a small technique I use to calm my anxiety and stress. It doesn't necessarily have to be for finals, it could really be for any stressful time in your life. I found its actually quite popular, but in case you haven't heard of it... It's called "The Pause."
PORTLAND, Ore. – Vanguard (6-1) moved head on into its second straight out of state trip this preseason and did what it was supposed to. The sixth ranked team in the NAIA walked by Warner Pacific (2-5) by an 87-52 count on Bart Valentine Court. Maya Kennedy led all scorers posting a season high 26 points on a deadly 7-13 from behind the arc. Claire Lamunu continued to do her thing notching a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. She would be one of three Lions to achieve that feat on the glass.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The 7-0 Lions made it harder on themselves in the second half, but regrouped in overtime to defeat Bethesda (4-8) by a 99-83 count. Vanguard led by 14 points at halftime, but a late surge by the Flames pushed it into an extra five minutes of play with an 81-81 score. Jamaal Lee (JR/Long Beach, CA) controlled the game on multiple levels as he tallied 23 points and snatched 14 rebounds – both were game highs. Rounding out his fingerprints on the contest were six assists, four steals, and two blocks.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The magical ride has come to an end as the top team in the country, defending National Champion, and last undefeated squad in the NAIA narrowly slipped past the seventh ranked Lions (18-4) by a 1-0 score in the Quarterfinal Round of the 33rd Annual NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament. The lone goal was scored midway through the first half as it just squeezed between the diving arms of Haley Magana (SO/Los Alamitos, CA).
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - The Vanguard Lions (8th seed) and Spring Arbor Cougars (1st seed) are prepping for their Quarterfinal matchup at the 33rd Annual NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship. The winner of tomorrow's game will advance to the semifinals which will be played on Friday. A semifinal berth would make history for the Blue and Gold while Spring Arbor is looking to defend their 2015 National Championship title.
Let's see how the teams stack up...
As we approach the end of the semester, I am really in crunch time mode. Being a student-athlete not only requires me to perform well on the court, but also in the classroom. I have always been good at balancing my schoolwork with my gym time and other activities. I wouldn't say that I'm stressing out with all the work I have to get done, but man I can't wait till we get on winter break!
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The first match of the year for Vanguard was when they traveled to play at Martin Methodist College (14-3-3) and now three months later the Lions ended the season of the #2 team in the country. Vanguard (18-3) was pushed into the Quarterfinals of the 33rd Annual Women's Soccer National Tournament thanks to the right foot of Rayven Hernandez (JR/Rancho Santa Margarita, CA), earning the 1-0 victory. In today's matchup, the Lions were the eight seed and the Redhawks were just behind as the ninth seed.
JACKSON, Tenn. – The Lions came out with authority and touted the higher seeded Our Lake of the Lake in their final matchup of the Jackson Rotary Club Classic. Vanguard (5-1) was reeling after a narrow defeat the previous day and took their revenge out on the Saints (3-5). When the final whistled blew, the Pride had blown the doors off the matchup to the billing of a 91-60 victory.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - In the final outing of the Vanguard Thanksgiving Classic, the Lions (6-0) took care of business handily as they trounced Shepherd University by 24 points. Jamaal Lee (JR/Long Beach, CA) led the way for the Blue and Gold with 20 points and eight rebounds, pushing the Pride to the 91-67 victory in The Pit.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard (5-0) continued its unbeaten streak to start the year as they held on to win 74-72 over Trinity Christian College (1-4) in the first day of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament in The Pit. The Trolls came roaring back and tied the game in the waning seconds before the Lions held on to win by successful free throws from Jamaal Lee (JR/Long Beach, CA) after he was fouled in the lane.
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